Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. CHINESE PLANE SPOTS OBJECTS IN INDIAN OCEAN
The crew aboard an IL-76 plane saw two white, square-shaped pieces in an area identified by satellite imagery as containing possible debris from the missing Malaysian airliner.
2. WHAT OBAMA HOPES TO ACHIEVE ON EUROPEAN TRIP
The president begins a week of international travel in the Netherlands with Russia’s Crimean incursion at the top of his agenda, even as he seeks to re-emphasize U.S. influence abroad.
3. NO ‘SIGNS OF LIFE’ AFTER HUGE WASHINGTON LANDSLIDE
Hopes of finding any more survivors from a massive mudslide that killed at least eight people wane as searchers pull more bodies from the debris field.
4. WHY FLOOD-PRONE AREAS COULD SEE SPIKE IN PREMIUMS
AP’s David Caruso finds more than a million policyholders could face trouble in the future from the rising cost of government-mandated flood insurance.
5. WHAT’S NEXT AFTER TEXAS OIL SPILL
No timetable has been set to reopen the Houston Ship Channel after a “significant” oil spill, but help is on the way to contain it and protect important shorebird habitat.
6. WHAT’S KEEPING SOME FROM ‘OBAMACARE’ ENROLLMENT
Many of the uninsured still don’t know much about the health overhaul and its March 31 deadline for signing up in plans that can yield discounts, researchers say. H
7. SUPREME COURT TO WEIGH IN ON BIRTH CONTROL CASE
Justices will hear arguments this week in a religion-based challenge from family-owned companies that object to providing contraceptives in their health plans.
8. HOW KIDS ARE LEARNING SIGNS OF STROKE
In an experimental New York City program, students make funny faces and speak gibberish as part of a serious lesson to help them understand the telltale clues of a stroke.
9. IN CALIFORNIA, CHEFS FIGHT FOR GLOVELESS CONTACT
State lawmakers are considering a reversal of a law that would require chefs and bartenders to keep bare hands off food and drinks.
10. KENTUCKY ENDS WICHITA STATE’S PURSUIT OF PERFECTION
Andrew Harrison scores 20 points as the Wildcats hold off the top-seeded Shockers 78-76 to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.